ECU invites applicants for two positions at the tenure-track Assistant Professor level within a growing cross-campus water resources cluster being led jointly by the Thomas Harriot College of Arts and Sciences and the College of Engineering and Technology. The cluster spans disciplines in the social and natural sciences as well as engineering. The new hires will be integral members of ECU's emerging Water Resources Center, which is focused on providing resources and facilities to enhance transdisciplinary water research at the University.
Faculty in the cluster are expected to be highly research active, will serve as catalysts for new research projects, have the ability to participate in collaborative multi-partner research programs, and will therefore have a reduced teaching commitment. Applicants who can provide depth in their area of expertise while bridging across disciplines to create research synergies are highly desired. One of the new tenure-track positions being sought to grow the cluster this year will be in the Department of Geography, Planning and Environment and will have a research emphasis in water policy and governance. The second tenure-track position will be in the Department of Engineering and will have a focus on water engineering. In both cases, exceptional candidates from all relevant research areas will be considered.
Special Instructions To Application:
Applications for the position in Water Engineering must be submitted online at www.jobs.ecu.edu under position number 600060, applications for the position in Water Policy and Governance must be submitted online at www.jobs.ecu.edu under position number 936408, and should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, research plan, statement of teaching interests and evidence of teaching effectiveness, and the names and contact information for three current references. Applicants must also complete a candidate profile online at the time of application and arrange for three letters of reference to be either emailed as a signed pdf attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org or mailed to: Stephen Moysey, A227 Brewster Bldg, Department of Geography, Planning, & Environment, Mail Stop 557, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC 27858. An official transcript and three signed, original letters of recommendation are required upon employment. Questions may be addressed to Dr. Stephen Moysey, search committee chair (email@example.com). Review of applications will begin November 24, 2018 and continue until the position is filled.
Successful applicants for the position in Water Engineering will have a PhD in Water Resources Engineering or a related field such as Environmental or Civil Engineering. Successful applicants for the position in Water Policy and Governance will have a PhD in Geography, or a related field such as Planning, Community Studies, or Public Policy. Qualifying degrees for either position must be from appropriately accredited institutions. All candidates must demonstrate an interest in interdisciplinary research and education.
Full time or Part time: Full Time
Position Location (city): Greenville
Position Number: 600060
Organizational Unit Overview:
East Carolina University (www.ecu.edu) is the premier research intensive institution serving the needs of higher education in eastern North Carolina. With an enrollment of over 29,000 students, ECU is a member of the 17-campus University of North Carolina System and is classified as a Doctoral/Research-Intensive University. The University is committed to addressing challenges faced by the coastal plain communities of North Carolina and around the world through the ECU Rural Prosperity Initiative; addressing water supply, management, and governance will be key components of those solutions. ECU is located in Greenville, NC (pop. 91,500), which lies ~80 miles east of Raleigh and a short distance from the Atlantic coast. The rapidly growing Department of Engineering (www.engineering.ecu.edu) currently has 31 faculty and over 550 majors pursuing BS and MS degrees in concentration areas that include Biomedical Engineering, Bioprocess Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Industrial and Systems Engineering and Mechanical Engineering. The Department of Geography, Planning and Environment (https://geography.ecu.edu/) is a diverse, research-active, and collegial unit that houses four undergraduate degree programs, and offers the MS in Geography. The department is also home to the ECU Center for Geographic Information Science. Both departments have a strong commitment to inter-disciplinary research and participate in ECU's cross-campus PhD programs, particularly our innovative Coastal Resources Management degree.
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